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Amazon preps feature doc “Andy Murray: Resurfacing”

Director Olivia Cappuccini is to chart the recovery of tennis star Andy Murray from a career-threatening injury in a feature-length documentary for Amazon Prime Video UK. Andy Murray: Resurfacing, launching exclusively ...
November 8, 2019

Director Olivia Cappuccini is to chart the recovery of tennis star Andy Murray from a career-threatening injury in a feature-length documentary for Amazon Prime Video UK.

Andy Murray: Resurfacing, launching exclusively on Amazon Prime Video on Nov. 29 in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide, will provide intimate access into the multiple Grand Slam-winning tennis champion as he undergoes painstaking rehabilitation for a chronic hip injury. The documentary feature will provide access to Murray’s life through medical interventions, recovery programs and multiple surgeries as he attempts to resurrect his professional sports career and retain the No. 1 ranking.

In addition to Murray’s first-hand hopes and aspirations for the future, the film features in-depth interviews with his family, team members and rivals, including Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.

“I knew I was at a critical point in my career. At times it felt like I was letting people down by not being able to perform on court, and I wanted to give them an insight into what I was going through,” said Murray in a statement. “I wanted to show the ups and downs of professional sport.

“The film will take you on a journey through what were some of the lowest, most difficult periods of my life both physically and mentally, and will hopefully show and inspire viewers, that with the right mindset and work ethic, anything is possible.”

Andy Murray: Resurfacing is produced by London-headquartered Passion Pictures, in collaboration with Pitch Productions and Scenes of Reason.

Passion founder John Battsek¬†serves as producer alongside the film’s director Cappuccini.

“This revealing documentary will take viewers on an emotional journey with Andy, giving them an inside look into the strength and determination of a true champion, as he fights his way back to the highest level of the sport after a near career-ending injury,”¬†added Martin Backlund, head of content for Amazon Prime Video UK.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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